The very first Planet Terror compilation features a plethora of unknown cosmic bodies, an array of distant, orbiting delights. Returning to the fray are Titus Twelve and Culprate, two of PT favourites, along with some talented producers from all over Europe that you've probably never heard of. Unknown Planets - get it? We're really pleased with the way this one has come out after three months of recruitment and much musical vetting. Press play and visit planets hitherto unbeknownst to you...... Topics: planet terror records, culprate, titus twelve, kindread, lowpass, mantra, colz, dubbwune, dada...
htrspltn is the moniker of Siberian avant-garde producer Ivan Zhurovich, who first got in touch through the humble avenue of a demo submission to Planet Terror a few months back. htrspltn has had a number of releases on Macedonian label Filter, who accurately point out that the only rule that applies is "expect the unexpected". Despite its short running time, Intracranial Tales is an incredibly dense experience. Layer upon layer is built up to create a series of atmospheric... Topic: htrspltn, electronica, planet terror records
South-Londoner Mikuś has his first release on Planet Terror. Spacey, Eastern-flavoured dub with vintage sounds and a special guest appearance from trumpeter Kevin Robinson (Ray Charles/George Benson/Desmond Decker/Lauryn Hill session player). myspace.com/dubmirror myspace.com/planetterrorrecords ( 1 reviews ) Topic: mikus, mikuś, dub, planet terror records
Berlin-based producer Robot Koch is a busy man. Between producing and touring with electronic mash-up trio Jahcoozi, the man-machine recently launched his own label, Robots Don't Sleep, with the release of Aftershocks, a collaboration with Japan-based musician Cerebral Vortex. Robot Koch's productions have been released on a variety of labels including Ninja Tune, Up My Alley, Kitty-Yo and Sugarcane. These two tracks are a welcome injection of hip hop that Planet Terror has been begging for... Topic: robot koch, 101, planet terror records, hip hop, planet010
The Travelogue EP was assembled by Hollywood producer B1t Crunch3r, who has had releases on Take 5 Music and Substruk Recordings. Featuring two collaborations, a VIP and a solo effort, the EP is a net project between B1t Crunch3r (California, USA), Adapt (North Carolina, USA) and Phonetic System (Sydney, Australia). Comparisons to Scuba and Quantum Soul seem pretty appropriate here, especially for opener 'House of Ophiuchus', a track that hinges on a lilting sitar line and heavy bass.... Topics: b1t crunch3r, bit cruncher, adapt, phonetic system, planet terror records
Titus Twelve has been with us from the start, so it gives us great pleasure to release his first full length album on Planet Terror. Showcasing his trademark blend of hip hop, dub and dubstep perfectly, Dig and Delve displays a keen ear for production that should make it popular with netaudio heads and DJs alike. Remember the name. Topic: titus 12, titus twelve, dig and delve, planet terror, dub, dubstep, hip hop
Our second compilation welcomes a few new faces to the roster. Stromlinie, 66North, Homme Studio, Like Black Horses, Kingstux, Crosus and Haemon all make their first appearance on Planet Terror with the release of Planetarium, while the mainstays keep the quality coming. Expect our usual blend of electronica, hip hop, dub and dubstep.
The third installment of deep dub goodness from London-based producer Mikus. If you've heard Dub Mirror and Rain Down Dub you know the drill - serious bassweight, echoing percussion and stepping rhythms. mikusmusik.blogspot.com myspace.com/dubmirror. planetterrorrecords.com
We first found Luca's music on Soundcloud earlier this year and knew we owed it to society to share. This is the first of two single releases we'll be doing on which you'll find acid-tinged melodic electronica and classic breakbeat manipulations. 'Mental Disorder' hits all the sweet spots, synthetic harps and strings colliding underneath a driving rhythm. 'Analogue Wants To Fight' is a slightly darker affair, but follows the same classic electronica aesthetic. Keep your eye out for the second... Topic: luca la morgia, planet043, planet terror records
Mikuś has been our most prolific artist so far, so it seems only right for his fourth Planet Terror offering to kick off 2011. More upbeat that his trio of EPs, set loose in 2009 and 2010, this one is a more joyful, celebratory collection. "Dedicated to the loving memories of Mirka Gorecka, Alicia Wisdom, Eileen Davies and all those no longer with us who live on in our hearts." Mikuś has also just put out a selection of horn-led dubs on his own netlabel, Terra Incognita Recordings....
Adam Kroll is a sound designer and techno head who has had huge amounts of releases, including a load of tracks on his own label, Squonk. The tracks from Paradise Industries were written ten years ago but still sound as fresh as a daisy. Ambient techno soundscapes to bathe your mind in. Artwork image originally taken by Richard Masoner. ( 1 reviews )
Probably the most established artist to work with us so far, Barbarix has had releases on Belgian netlabel Entity.be and the infamous Brighton-based Net-Lab, as well as loads of attention from Mary Anne Hobbs, Nerm, Nihal and Bobby Friction of Radio 1 fame. The Mystics EP is a significant departure from some of his more pounding creations, a relaxing and atmospheric affair best suited to lying in a darkened room or roaming through mystic wooded areas, climaxing with the glorious 'When Night... Topic: barbarix, electronic, electronica, planet terror records
This is a bit of a special one. You may have heard Culprate's dirty dubstep tracks on Planet Terror and Dubsaw Recordings, but Avian Life on Mars Will Be... is a different beast. Over six tracks he shows a deftness for time-stretched trip hop, edgy ambience and glitchy electronica. Experimental to the bone. This is a joint release with Dubsaw Recordings.
Mikuś returns with his second strong dub release on Planet Terror. Rain Down Dub is another showcase for his inimitable approach to the genre, combining grainy old school distortion with modern production styles. 'Rain Down' features another guest appearance from Kevin Robinson on flute. This is dub for the 21st century. myspace.com/dubmirror planetterrorrecords.com Topic: mikus, Mikuś, planet terror records, planet016, dub, rain down
Sephirot is a young talent based in Leeds and Bristol. As well as the inevitable south-west connection, his sound draws on hip hop, wonky, soul, skwee and klezmer to create a melting pot of crazy synth leads, key changes and soaring vocals. For fans of Joker, Floating Points, Harmonic 313, Flying Lotus and J Dilla. Artwork by Amy Harris ® 2009. Topic: dubstep, glass bead game, hip hop, kleinzeit, klezmer, planet terror, planet terror records,...
Nangdo is a DJ/producer from the Netherlands. With these 16 instrumental tracks he takes it back to the raw essence, bringing you some well chopped sample-based beats, varying from some good old soul to bollywood. Topic: nangdo, chrome, planet021, planet terror records, hip hop, soul, bollywood
Anagramm is a new addition to the Planet Terror roster and not one to be taken lightly. Be ready for crazed dubby IDM, dubstep, neo-classical glitches and spoken word courtesy of Sheffield poet Joe Kriss. Weird and wonderful. myspace.com/planetterrorrecords Topic: anagramm, planet terror records, IDM, dubstep, glitch
Sk'p is the new project by Belgian producer Skip, who has had releases on Enough Records, Them Records and Pterodactyl Squad. After hearing the glitched out glory of his track 'Eye Earth', we snapped him up sharpish and this ten-track package is the result. Swaying between heavily arranged melodies and frenetic rhythms, this is an album of extremes and one that will definitely appeal to fans of golden-era Warp, imaginative breakcore and chiptune. Topic: skip, sk'p, unmute your journey, planet026, planet terror records
Culprate brings some welcome heaviness to the Planet Terror imprint with some genre-defying crossover dubs. Dubstep and breakcore meet in a dark alley late at night, and although it's not clear who wins, the carnage that ensues is well worth sticking around for. From the atmospheric 'Donkey' to the weird cuts of 'Slipper', this is an EP packed with variety and strange contrast that should bring in fans of many different genres. A skilled DJ and original producer, we're happy to have Culprate on... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: culprate, planet terror, dubstep, breakcore
Neuro Science is a collaboration with Killeralien (Gamma Audio, Subculture Music) and Phonetic System (Gamma Audio, Planet Terror). B1t Crunch3r's second Planet Terror EP also features appearances from Mouch, Dubbwune, Jay Cotton and Section 8. Expect his trademark blend of heavy dubstep beats and eerie atmospherics that made The Travelogue EP [PLANET007] such a hit. Topic: B1t Crunch3r, Killeralien, Phonetic System, Mouch, Dubbwune, Jay Cotton, Section 8, Planet Terror...
Our third compilation has been a long time in the making but we think it's worth the wait. There are some new faces, along with old favourites like Culprate, Titus Twelve and Mikus. The style is varied but focuses mainly on electronica, dub, dubstep and hip hop, thrown into the melting pot for the purest Planet Terror experience yet. Be terrified. Cover photo by Guy Atkinson. Topic: planet terror, culprate, titus twelve, brainpain, adam kroll, dubbwune,smurd, rigorous intuition,...
Sub Rosa EP is the first release from a very introspective project. Beginning with, and reflecting on, moving away from good friends to the new pastures of Sheffield. Considering regrets and fears, and finally revelations and friendships. Aiming for limited usage of synths, the main body of sound is created by layered and effected guitars and vocals. Also featuring the lovely vocal talents of Ms Sarah Morrey. Topic: remote, sub rosa, sheffield electronica, planet terror records
An exciting release for us since it's our first by an outside producer. Luckily, Step Forward EP rises to the occasion: hip hop, dub and dubstep, all ambitiously blended with some fine production. The title track manages to hit that sweet spot between dancefloor and armchair, showing a perfect ear for melody, vocals and beats. The gloriously strange 'Thumb War' has also rapidly become a PT favourite, as has Titus 12 himself. Keep your eye on him, because free music doesn't get much better than... Topic: titus 12, titus twelve, dub, dubstep, hip hop, planet terror, sheffield
In celebration of Tramlines Festival, all things Sheffield and DQ's own Bernie, Barker and Planet Terror Records proudly present Big Bad Bernie: The Remixes, a selection of tunes showcasing some of Sheffield's finest producers. Featuring Barker, K.I.D.L.I.B, Andulus, DeadBeat, M.I. Loki, Anagramm and V3xation. Topic: sheffield netlabel, planet terror records, barker, K.I.D.L.I.B, kidlib, andulus, deadbeat, m.i....
After releasing his debut album on Sheffield's R8 Records, Arie of Sequoia Soundsystem and the Cold Up Norf collective makes his Planet Terror debut with this six-track EP. Arie's tracks are a fusion of garage, digidub and dubstep, with a focus on deep grooves and a refreshing lack of LFO indulgence. For fans of Zed Bias, Horsepower Productions and Mungo's HiFi. Topic: arie dub, sheffield digidub, planet terror records, r8 records
Artist(s): Jack Orion and Mantra Album: Jack Orion and Mantra Release Code: PLANET001 Released: 07/10/08 Bitrate: 320kb/s Tracklist: 1. Jack Orion - Cinder (5:10) 2. Mantra - Send Up A Badman (5:00) myspace.com/jackorion myspace.com/lazytreesturgeon Topics: jack orion, mantra, planet terror records, sheffield, dubstep
Having released his debut EP with Planet Terror in December 2009, Sephirot returns with Flash FWD, a four-track EP encompassing vibrant house, deep dub tones, soft jazz inflections and syncopated 2-step rhythms. Somehow this young Leeds-based musician has further broadened his sound, absorbing new influences and spitting them back out as a fresh, synthy melange across this half-hour offering. Topic: sephirot, planet terror records, flash FWD
By Night, We Dance is the debut EP from Scottish producer Like Black Horses. Having appeared on Planetarium [PLANET011] back in July, the young hopeful won us over with his toy instrument charm and post rock leanings. The EP's five tracks cover alot of ground, from the jolly 'Hawthorn and Hazelsnatchers' to the gloomy 'Unglingur', meaning fans of electronica and post rock should not hesitate to get a hold of By Night, We Dance. Written and produced by Graeme Robbie. Artwork by Polly Balitro.... Topic: like black horses, by night we dance, planet014, planet terror records, post rock, electronica
Maple EP was conceived and written during a stay in a mental health ward at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield by producer Cellar Dweller. It aims to musically mimic psychotic mind states, the tranquillized semi-slumber and the limited spatial environments that characterise the Maple ward. Drawing influences from such artists as Brian Eno, David Bowie and Laurent Garnier, the result is often disturbing, sometimes uplifting and deeply moving as it takes the listener through a series of... Topic: cellar dweller, ambient, drone, electronica
It has been almost two years since we released Kingstux' Watch The Stars EP, so here is another offering from the Belgian electronica aficionado. Geeks and Parasites is a lively EP that unites classic electronic instrumentation with dub undertones and crackling distortion, all in the name of experimentation. Kingstux has recently unveiled Flex Nebulae, his debut album on Xtraplex Records and a sister release to Geeks and Parasites. Topic: kingstux, electronica, electronic, IDM, planet terror records
After appearing on Planetarium [PLANET011] with the marvellous 'Queen Clockx', Belgian producer Kingstux makes a welcome comeback to the label with Watch The Stars, a five-track EP of homemade electronica and ambient atmospherics. A good example of netaudio and its possibilities. Topic: kingstux, planet019, watch the stars
Monochrome Rainbow is Cellar Dweller's first full length album. Marrying interests in drone and noise with the darker side of melodic techno hinted at in his Origami EP, it ranges from improvisational process pieces to tracks suitable for a cold warehouse dance floor. Drawing as much influence from poetry and pattern art as it does from musical reference points ranging from Messiaen to Basic Channel, it presents a rewarding if disconcerting listening experience. Art by Mattias Jones -... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: cellar dweller sheffield, planet terror records, sheffield techno
Mihail Soldatenkov is a producer based in Riga, Latvia. Working under the moniker Tobetozero, or 2b20, he has been making electronic music since 2005, having released extensively on the Nenormalizm.tk netlabel and collaborated with fellow Latvian Gastronom. Ornament is an EP of angular electronica and his first effort for Planet Terror Records. Incorporating elements of a number of styles, from fierce glitches to funky synthesisers and acid arpeggios, it is a varied and intriguing journey from... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: electronica, planet terror records, tobetozero, 2b20, nenormalizm.tk, rushmo
Christopher Rave's live acid sets have been permeating Sheffield over the last couple of years, but in our opinion this man hasn't been given the platform he deserves. Built on the fly with synths and drum machines, his tracks are raw and squelchy, returning to a time when dance music was fun and spontaneous. In a world where most 'live' dance sets consist of a man with a hairdo staring at a laptop screen, Chris's spikey, analogue sound is just what the acid doctor ordered. Peak is his first... Topic: christopher rave, peak, live acid, sheffield, planet terror records
Diabolik is the moniker of Sheffield beatmaker K.I.D.L.I.B, who was inspired to make a mixtape after watching the 1968 film Danger: Diabolik. The aim was to make one long track that merges original productions with classic rap vocals. The first installment, released on Planet Terror in late 2009, was so successful that it is presented here along with part 2 - The Valmont Version. Well worth checking out for fans of swaggering hip hop beats with a jazzy flavour. Topic: diabolik, deep down & diabolik, the valmont version, planet terror records
We are very proud to announce our first release from a new artist known as Ascetic. Formerly based in London but now residing in Berlin, Ascetic takes a wildly experimental approach to techno, incorporating contrasting elements of other electronic genres for a deep and uncompromising experience. Ambient, unnerving and at times bordering on industrial, A Network of Lines that Intersect is a must for techno lovers who are not afraid to broaden their horizons. Topic: ascetic, a network of lines that intersect, planet terror records, experimental techno
The infamous Titus XII returns with an EP full of rare cuts, outtakes and early tracks. From the dirty, distorted 'Bitter Business' to the chirpy hip hop shuffle of 'Grundy' and the Shakespearian 'Suits of Woe', Bardman Business is a strong introduction to the early work of this British producer. Well worth a listen, even if you haven't checked out his full-length Planet Terror release Dig and Delve yet. Topic: titus XII, titus twelve, titus 12, planet terror records
Cellar Dweller made his Planet Terror debut a couple of years ago with the very personal Maple EP. Now he returns with Origami, a three track journey into this most musical of minds. Melodies and ideas from Maple are developed alongside an undeniably minimal aesthetic, drawing influence from producers like Plastikman, Stephan Bodzin and Autechre. To be enjoyed in a darkened room with a dose of introspection. Topic: cellar dweller, planet terror, techno
Today, I Will is a new collaboration bringing together the production talents of Bad Taste veteran Darkstorm and new addition to the camp Diabolik (not to be confused with the american MC!) It's the first in a string of releases they've got planned and follows the well-received Diabolik mixtapes unleashed upon the world by Planet Terror Records not long ago. The perfect soundtrack to smoked-out Sunday blunt sessions, the album nods its head to the saunter of Dangerdoom, the jazzier end of...
Smurd's first release on Planet Terror was 'New Ferves' on our Terra Firma compilation back in 2010, so a full EP from the Barcelona-based producer has been on the cards for a while now. Mo Gear does not disappoint, playing to Smurd's strengths with the melodic acid and hectic breakbeats he has become known for. Accomplished and intriguing. Topic: smurd, planet terror records, mo gear
Kingstux released his first track through Planet Terror on our second label showcase compilation back in 2009, the marvellous 'Queen Qlockx'. Since then he has put out his debut album Flex Nebulae on Xtraplex Records and two additional EPs on Planet Terror, Watch The Stars and Geeks & Parasites, among many other bits and pieces. The Illusion is Worth Fighting For is his second full-length release, and for our money his best so far. Refining his own unique brand of electronic eclecticism,... Topic: kingstux, illusion is worth fighting for, planet terror, planet terror records
A couple of vintage Titus tracks for your ears. We've been sitting on these for a while so we thought it was only fair to spread the love. 'Human Face' has had a couple of outings on Don Letts' BBC 6Music show, as well as being played on the legendary Glasgow-based soundsystem Mungo's Hi Fi. Both tracks have that signature Titus swagger - dubwise production with hints of hip hop and some serious low-end. Topic: titus 12, titus twelve, titus XII, human face, planet terror records
Two track preview of the upcoming album from Sheffield four-piece King Capisce. Call it prog jazz, call it dub fusion, call it whatever. It's bloody great and we can't wait for the full album. http://www.myspace.com/kingcapisce Topics: king capisce, planet terror, sheffield, prog, jazz, dub
The second 2-track single release from Italy's Luca La Morgia via Planet Terror. 'The Garden of My Limits' gently rolls out of the speakers, a delicate mixture of synths and picked acoustic guitar.'Money Talks' is more percussive, maintaining the same sense of melody but with a more solid backbone. Keep your eye on Luca. Topic: luca la morgia, planet terror records, garden of my limits, money talks
Our second release by Siberian producer Ivan Zhurovich, a.k.a. htrspltn, is just as 'out there' as the first. It is one of a number of releases Ivan has put out this year on a variety of labels. Thankfully this doesn't indicate a drop in quality, but an increase in productivity. 19 is not an easy listen, but it is full of intriguing combinations of sounds, layered up and manipulated to produce something that is dense and highly atmospheric, hinting towards hip hop but never making the leap. Two...
With our 41st release on Planet Terror we welcome a new producer called Anchortell into the fold. Born in the UK but now residing in Australia, his new EP 'Snapshots' reveals a wealth of influences and approaches to his craft, creating a small collection of tracks we are proud to unleash on the world. Imaginative electronica in five different flavours. Topic: anchortell, anchortell snapshots, planet terror records, planet041
Smurd has been with us since the release of our Terra Firma compilation back in 2010 (featuring the robotic breakbeat of 'New Ferves'), but the last you heard from him on Planet Terror was the Mo Gear EP, our 40th release. This man is prolific, so it hasn't taken him long to put together another batch of tracks from his lab. From the technical ('The Shield') to the playful ('Alive or Dead', 'Saloon'), this is a producer who has his hardware under control. Topic: smurd, rORRET tENALP, planet048
Here it is! After much organising, and a successful launch party in Sheffield on 23rd November, we present to you the full 24 track Not What You Know release, made up of high-quality Sheffield music of various genres, spread across 2 CDs and released in collaboration with Opus Independents and Now Then Magazine. We think this double album is representative of the wide range of fantastic music being made in the city at present, and are really pleased with the overall package. Vol 1. 1. Dead Sons... Topics: not what you know, sheffield free music, planet terror records, not what you know opus